Amish Chocolate Frosting

Homemade Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting from Scratch

While thumbing through my mothers old recipe file, I came across this Amish Chocolate Frosting recipe.  The page was stained, faded and the hand writing was difficult to read.  Something that was used that much had to be a great recipe.

Oh My Goodness, was this frosting good.  Plus it makes a big batch.

I have shared my Amish Vanilla Cake mix made from scratch.  Check it out on the blog you can’t go wrong.  The combination of vanilla cake mix homemade, topped with this Amish chocolate frosting is the perfect complement.

2 sticks butter (1 cup)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
8 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup hot water

In a large bowl or use your stand mixer.  Combine the butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and hot water in the order given.

Slowly turn on your mixer and combine.  Once everything is combined, increase the speed and beat frosting for 3 minutes.

The frosting needs to cool for 20 minutes before spreading.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

TIP:  You can freeze this frosting up to one month.  To use allow the frosting to return to room temperature before using.  Amish Vanilla Cake

93 thoughts on “Amish Chocolate Frosting

  1. Yummy…. this looks so good and sounds easy to make too! I’ll have to add this to my list of holiday baking that I’ll be doing for Christmas. 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love using old recipes my mom and grandmothers used. I find the older recipes are always so much tastier than so many of the new cookbooks out there. I’ll definitely be trying this!

  3. The cake and the frosting look mouthwatering! Have to add it to my “Let’s try” list. My husband is a huge chocolate fan, so I’m sure he would enjoy this cake a lot.

  4. It’s so nice of you to share with what seems to me is an old family recipe. I am excited to try your frosting at home. I’m sure it will be a huge hit.

  5. This looks delicious! I love to make homemade frosting – it’s not healthy, but I feel like it gets rid of a lot of the extra junk that’s in store bought and it is SO yummy! Thank you for sharing this!

  6. Amish recipes are my favorite. Old fashioned recipes used hot water a lot many moons ago, so I can’t wait to try this frosting. I just pinned this and the vanilla cake recipe.

  7. Yum! The best kind of recipes to find 🙂 My mom kept a series of magazine clippings (from back in the day) and handwritten recipes as well that I love to make to this day!

  8. You’re lucky you found your grandmother’s recipe for the chocolate frosting! It does look so good! I am saving this recipe and I am happy I can store it for a month, although I doubt if it would last that long.

  9. Oh my, it looks so GOOD and this is coming from a chocoholic 🙂 If it came from your mother’s old recipe file then I know it has to be tasty! Shared onto Fb, G+, Pn, and Tw ♥

  10. The cake and all of that chocolate frosting look delicious! I am going to use your vanilla cake recipe and try this combo. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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